Hangzhou: paradise on earth
According to a Chinese proverb, this city is paradise on earth. Book a flight to Hangzhou and discover magnificent temples and beautiful tea plantations. Thanks to its subtropical climate, Hangzhou has a pleasant climate year-round. Enjoy a boat ride and admire the water lilies in West Lake or visit the historic water village of Wuzhen, which seems frozen in time.
High-quality silk and tea
Located in Zheijang province, Hangzhou has been one of China's main tea growing regions for centuries. Visit the National Tea Museum and have a cup in a traditional tea house. Hangzhou is also historically known as the 'city of silk'. This is the place to buy a high-quality tailor-made suit or dress. Hangzhou is not only the ideal destination for a city trip, but also the starting point for a longer vacation in China. Treat yourself: book a flight to Hangzhou now!
Culinary delights and peaceful temples
Hangzhou is full of culinary surprises. The city is known for local delicacies such as Beggar's Chicken (chicken wrapped in lotus leaves and baked in clay), West Lake fish in vinegar and deep-fried shrimp with Longjing tea. The city is also known for its many temples. The Lingyin temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in China, located in a quiet valley, surrounded by forest. This is the place to be if you are looking for peaceful reflection.
Flights to Hangzhou for a unique city trip
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The Chinese dislike teabags. Only loose leaf tea counts in China and preferably varieties that have a rich history. Longjing is probably the most famous green tea in the country and is grown near Hangzhou. Even the Chinese parliament owns some of these highly desirable plants, the tea from which is only served to heads of state.
Hangzhou’s West Lake is a little piece of heaven on earth, say the Chinese. Famous painters, poets and writers came here for inspiration and fell so in love with the gardens, pagodas and islands of the lake that they never left. Thanks in part to the travellers who later discovered the region, even more lakes and temples were added throughout the past century.
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On the shore of the Qiantang River stands the historic symbol of Hangzhou: the Liuhe Pagoda, also known as Six Harmonies Pagoda. The 7-storey, 60-metre-tall structure has been towering over the river for over a thousand years. From the hill top, the pagoda stands watch over the unpredictable river waters.
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